The genome of Lonesome George could unlock the secret of ageing


Biological Sciences – Genetics

Additional: Careers, Technology

Concepts (South Australia):

Biological Sciences – Form and Function; Diversity and Evolution

Years: 10

Word Count: 324

Giant tortoise DNA gives hints to cancer resistance and ageing. This engaging quick read highlights how by studying these genes, it could help understand tortoise longevity and support conservation efforts. Could be used alongside Year 10 Biological Sciences curriculum.



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